Government movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant government movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, clever and interesting films and TV shows about / with government, conspiracy, murder, danger, dialogue, heroes, catastrophe, mentor, state affairs and corruption plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
government movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as government: Nixon (1995), Midnight Special (2016), The Cold Light of Day (2012), JFK (1991), BrainDead (2016), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), The Good Fight (2017), Wag the Dog (1997), Iron Eagle (1986), Knight Rider 2000 (1991).

List of government movies

Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, touching, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, rise and fall, vietnam war, campaign, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 70s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
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Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, hostage, government, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, supernatural ability, danger, imaginary, superhuman powers, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia
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The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, government, life turned upside down, danger, family in danger, crimes, police chase, unlikely hero, espionage, government agent, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, cia, kennedy assassination, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, texas, washington d.c., vietnam, cuba
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BrainDead (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A young fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. and discovering two things: 1. The government has stopped working, and 2. alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, tricky, ironic
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, alien, government, female protagonist, political satire, conspiracy, exploding head, senator, manipulation, paranoia, meteorite, cover up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, comic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, military, soldier, danger, heroic mission, terrorist, future dystopia, government, attack, gunfight, person on fire, world domination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 1600s
Place: egypt, japan, moscow russia, washington d.c., france ...
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The Good Fight (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Picking up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane ...
Style: light, captivating, exciting, entertaining
Plot: law firm, lawyer, courtroom, investigation, government, female protagonist, business partner, dysfunctional family, suspicion, mistrust, love affair, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: political corruption, political conspiracy, presidential election, election, cia, senator, election campaign, politics, war, journalism, cons and scams, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: albania, washington d.c., usa, latin america, iraq ...
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Iron Eagle (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: rescue, military, desert, pilot, colonel, captivity, tough heroes, hotshot hero, daring rescue, parent child relationship, danger, military life ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, california
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Knight Rider 2000 (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, but he insists of the help of KITT, his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, futuristic, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, car, a.i., adventure, fighting crime, car chase, chases and races, save the day, robot, rescue, government, gadget car ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
Place: usa
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The Pentagon Wars (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: vietnam war, gulf war, military, soldier, u.s. army, military life, undercover, state affairs, danger, power relations, workplace intrigue, army investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: artist, communism, congress, politics, injustice, actor's life, power relations, rich and poor, celebrity culture, racism, society, art ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Final Equinox (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The mob and the government race to be the first to recover a stolen alien artifact with unparalleled powers.
Style: serious, futuristic
Plot: government, alien, mob, heroes, danger, imaginary, chases and races, space and aliens, escapades, rivalry, law enforcement, artifact
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Death Without Consent (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Chris Carrington looses his father to hereditary kidney disease. He is painfully aware he may die from it as well. While dealing with the agony of his loss, Chris is unexpectedly contacted by a mysterious Russian immigrant who tells him his father ...
Style: suspense
Plot: conspiracy, government, crisis of faith, weapon of mass destruction, deception, religion, underground, terrorism, intrigue
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The Moonhunter (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Moonhunter tells a true story of two young Thai revolutionaries. Seksan Prasertkul, a fearless student leader, who, in October 1973, commanded the biggest mass demonstration in modern Thai history. The event led to a popular uprising that ...
Plot: corruption, politics, military, government, communist, revolution
Place: thailand
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: fairy tale, biting, romantic, disturbing, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: creature, love story, supernatural, laboratory, cold war, sign language, interracial friendship, interspecies sex, female full frontal nudity, escape, interspecies romance, cruelty ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, maryland, pittsburgh, united states, soviet union
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Liberty (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Born with valuable and powerful abilities, a young woman escapes a confidential, brutal experiment. Federal agents will stop at nothing to capture her.
Plot: alien, government, captivity, black ops, supernatural, terror, psychic, covert operation, covert
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To Steal from a Thief (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a rainy morning six armed men in disguise rob a bank in Valencia .But what seemed like an easy heist quickly goes wrong with nothing unfolding as planned, and mistrust quickly builds between the two leaders of the gang.
Plot: bank robbery, government, hostage situation, bank, hostage negotiator, gang of thieves, crooked politician, political corruption, safecracker, text messaging, explosive, texting ...
Place: spain
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Americathon (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.
Style: bad taste humour
Plot: government, conspiracy, sex, u.s. president, pop singer, fund raising, hit in the crotch, ventriloquist, asian stereotype, finance, native american, adultery ...
Time: future, 1990s, near future
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, military, politics, political corruption, photojournalist, protest, liberal, government, police, cia, courtroom drama, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
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The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, evil alien, fbi, first contact, mystery, government agency, investigation, special agents, alien, obsession, conspiracy, virus ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, prehistoric times, prehistory ...
Place: antarctica, texas, usa, london, europe ...
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WarGames (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hacker, cold war, nuclear threat, computer genius, chess, race against time, network, faked death, danger, government, computer, man versus machine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, california
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, freedom, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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Virus (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A United States Presidential bodyguard risks everything to save the day when a truck chock full of biological weapons contrives to crash in a National Park.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: truck, government, acid, undercover, bio weapon, crimes, chases and races, save the day, adventure, escapades, state affairs, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, tragic love, warrior, jealousy, emperor, escape, corruption, secret, dagger, government, unfulfillment, swords and armor ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, campaign, election, republican, democrat, government, presidential election, political corruption, fighting the system, historical character, chief of staff ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, psychological, disturbing
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, political corruption, prisoner, politician, tyranny, government, crimes, corrupted ruler, soldier, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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Laser Mission (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: West Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A CIA agent is sent to get Professor Braun before the KGB can seize him as the Prof's knowledge, together with a recently stolen diamond, could be used to make a laser cannon.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, violence, kgb, renegade, scientist, cia, laser, government, adventure, heroic mission, confined, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, south africa
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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: revolution, politics, political corruption, dictatorship, butterfly, government, dishonesty, political unrest, fighting the system, vengeance, tragic love, society ...
Time: 1950s, 1930s, 1960s, 1940s
Place: dominican republic
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The Hunt (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bow hunting enthusiast Jack Hamberg, his eight-year old stepson Clint and former news cameraman Atticus Monroe are on a mission to make a deer hunting video. All that is needed to complete the video is a "kill". Jack and Atticus ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, alien, government, deer, manhunt, wilderness, supernatural, psychopath, deadly, supernatural ability, heroes, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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